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Commencement at American University

Commencement celebrates all that students have brought to the university during their time at AU. 

The 2023-2024 commencement schedule is pending. Please check back for updates this summer.

All ceremonies will be live-streamed on the Commencement website.

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Commencement Details

  • Schedule
  • Know Before You Go


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Graduate Information

  • Eligibility
  • Registration & Regalia


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Health & Safety
  • Day-of Instructions


Announcing Spring Commencement Speakers

An unparalleled roster of dynamic leaders from across business, law, politics, and the arts will address and celebrate American University graduates this spring. Speakers include CEOs, a governor, and trailblazing creators who have deep ties to the Washington, D.C. region.

See who's coming to speak at the Spring Commencement.